In memory, April 2013

Ronald Lee Cain, 41

Ronald Lee Cain passed away Dec. 28, 2012, in Minneapolis, Minn. Mr. Cain was born March 15, 1971, in Anchorage. He is survived by his son, Lucas Oliver Cain-Olson; father, Gary L. Cain; sister, Lisa H. Brazman; niece, Staurie T. Cain; and nephew, Lewis A. Brazman.

Dennis Lee Copeland, 51

Dennis Lee Copeland passed away Jan. 9. Mr. Copeland was born May 24, 1961, in Freeport, Texas to Eleanor (Herman) and Luther Leo Copeland. He worked as an offshore engineer, loved fishing and was a jack-of-all trades. He is survived by his daughters, Crystal Dawn Copeland and Michelle Nichole Copeland; sons, Jerry Lee Norton, Jeremy Sullivan, Dennis Lee Copeland Jr.; father, Leo Copeland, and his wife Shirley; sister, Mina Ruth Copeland Crocker; 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Raymond L. Deitz, 85

Raymond L. Deitz passed away Jan. 5 in Anchor Point, Alaska. Mr. Dietz was born Oct. 27, 1927, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his children Gina, Kay and Darby; and brother, Bud Deitz.

Donald E. McCabe Jr., 59

Donald E. McCabe Jr. passed away Oct. 9, 2012, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska. Mr. McCabe was born Sept. 10, 1953. He is survived by his son, Christopher McCabe; sisters, Francine Ball and Ann Mihalik; and stepbrother, Edwin Mackey.

Leslie Ernest Paneok, 72

Leslie Ernest Paneok passed away March 2 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Mr. Paneok was born Sept. 16, 1940, in White Mountain, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Mollie Paneok; daughter, Judy Sellens; son, Peter Paneok; sister, Millie Oyoumick; and cousins, Gerald “Popsy” Napouk and Tony Shoogukwruk.

Mary Jeane Romer, 85

Mary Jeane Romer passed away Jan. 6 at Marquardt Health and Rehabilitation Center in Watertown, Wis. Ms. Romer was born Oct. 14, 1927, in Jim Thorpe, Pa. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Romer; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Anne Romer; granddaughter, Anneka Romer; sister, Lois Harke; and other nieces, nephews, step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Floyd Allen Tetpon, 71

Floyd Allen Tetpon passed away Feb. 4 at home in Eagle River, Alaska. Mr. Tetpon was born July 6, 1941, in Shaktoolik, Alaska. He was an avid hunter and pilot who felt fully alive when he was in the air. Mr. Tetpon was most proud of his children, grandchildren and his wife of 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Tetpon; daughter, Adriene Active; and sons, Alan and F. Brian Tetpon.


John Milton Curry, 82
Manuel Kvasnikoff, 73
Florie John Rudzavice III, 57


In the obituary for Debra Kay Dundas, which appeared in the March 2013 newsletter, her place of death was incorrect. She passed away at the Alaska Native Medical Center.